Early Origins of the Gunnis family
Lothian where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded as part of the Gun Clan which settled on the border in 1346 having broken away from the main Clan when Chieftain Will 'the Crowner' Gunn acquired lands here.
Early History of the Gunnis family
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Gunnis Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunnison, Gunneson, Kenneson, Kenniston, Kennison, Kennerson, Gunnerson, Kenson and many more.
Early Notables of the Gunnis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gunnis family to Ireland
Some of the Gunnis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gunnis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gunnis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Gunnis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gunnis (post 1700)
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